1. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is working on a major expansion.
  2. Daniel Dickert wades through water in front of his home where the Steinhatchee River remained out of its banks on Aug. 30 after the arrival of Hurricane Idalia on Florida's west coast.
  3. Mateo Smith, better know as Trash Wolf, picks up litter along 54th Avenue in Lealman on Nov. 15. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  4. Customers shop at Parkesdale Market in Plant City on a steamy afternoon in September. Plant City demolished heat records this summer.
  5. A sinkhole recently opened under a wastewater treatment pond at Busch Gardens, dumping an estimated 2.5 million gallons of treated wastewater.
  6. The coldest weather since January is expected early this week when temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s in Tampa Bay and the 30s in some areas of the Nature Coast. In January, Goldie Limon, 1, of Clearwater, reached to help her mother, Jessica Limon, left, after selecting oranges while visiting the Dunedin Downtown Market with her parents.
  7. In June, a dead tiger shark washed up on Indian Shores, prompting town leaders to pass a ban on shark fishing from land.
  8. A pair of Green Sea Turtle hatchings make their way to the Atlantic Ocean in this Aug. 8, 2023, photo at the Canaveral Sea Shore in Cape Canaveral, Fla. By most measures, it was a banner year for sea turtle nests at beaches around the U.S., including record numbers for some species in Florida and elsewhere. Yet the positive picture for turtles is tempered by climate change threats, including higher sand temperatures that produce fewer males, changes in ocean currents that disrupt their journeys and increasingly severe storms that wash away nests. (Stella Maris/Florida Space Coast Office of Tourism via AP)
  9. An aerial drone view of the Gulf of Mexico looking west west from the beach on Treasure Island Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 in Pinellas County.
  10. Vesta Terminals holding oil are reflected in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. The oil and gas sector, one of the major emitters of planet-warming gases, will need a rapid and substantial overhaul for the world to avoid even worse extremes fueled by human-caused climate change, a report Thursday, Nov. 23, said.
  11. Hillary Pera of St. Petersburg and her 1-year-old, Rocko Pera, waves as 5K participants run by the start line during the 6th Annual Coffee Pot Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 5K at North Shore Elementary School in St. Petersburg last November. This year's Thanksgiving week forecast includes some rain and cooler weather.
  12. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  13. Meghan Ballard, of Palm Harbor, empties a container of recyclables into a collection bin at one of Pinellas County Solid Waste’s recycling drop centers on Thursday, Nov 16, 2023, in Dunedin.
  14. University of Florida and University of Maryland graduate students Komalpreet Singh, left, Sanneri Santiago and Kyle Brumfield process water samples taken from storm surge during Hurricane Ian in a University of Florida laboratory at the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment. Vibrio vulnificus infections peaked statewide last year, with most cases found in Southwest Florida after Ian.
  15. Debris from Hurricane Ian is strewn about the front yard of a Fort Myers Beach home Oct. 26, 2022, a month after the Category 4 storm hit the area.
  16. The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas of disturbed weather, one off the east coast of Florida and the other in the Caribbean Sea.
  17. A sprinkler irrigates a lawn Nov. 8 in Kenneth City. Water restrictions in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties will restrict outdoor irrigation to one day a week beginning in December.
  18. A motion-activated camera captures an adult male Florida panther in 2012 on the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Florida.
  19. The National Weather Service is calling for a breezy, cloudy week when rain chances reach 50% in some areas of Tampa Bay. Pictured in St. Petersburg, Palm trees blew in the wind and rain in December of last year.
  20. Lovebugs crawl across the top of a red rose. Lovebugs, a twice-a-year phenomenon in Florida, have gone away and no one really knows why.
  21. Brewer Scott Peterson retrieves spent grain from a lauterton while brewing a German-style Pilsner at Von Ebert Brewing in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 22. The craft brewery have had hops they depend upon from Europe impacted by hot, dry summers over the last couple of years. That’s why some researchers are working on varieties of hops that can better withstand summer heat.
  22. Steve Hess in the field at his family farm during corn harvest in Bushnell, Ill., on Oct. 16. As farming becomes more efficient, more food can be made from less land.
  23. Florida artist, mermaid and veteran Iona Parris teaches a "Military Mermaid" class through the Wounded Warrior Project.
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